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Happy May 2018 !!!
Reid decked out in his tux to perform at the Chamber of Commerce RPM Casino Night at Santa Rosa Mall. He ended his one hour set with Sinatra's "My Way." The crooner was fabulous and left the crowd wanting more.
Reid and his first music instructor, Keri Woods McBride sing a duet together. Thanks Keri for helping Reid get his start in a career that has become his life's work and passion.
Reid onstage at the Southeast Festival and Events Association Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.
We were recently contacted by singer/songwriter Steven O'Connor from Liverpool about a song he had written and recorded. Steven wrote:
"This song was inspired by a young lady by the name of Samantha or Sam as she likes to be called. Sam has Autism and when she was a child her parents were told they may have to learn sign language as Sam would probably not be able to communicate through speech. Well! Sam sings and paints and now writes, the more I got to know her the more taken I was by her sheer determination to achieve, Sam has fantastic support from her parents and her brother Andie who also has autism, she keeps improving all the time and shows a great understanding of music, so this song is an accolade to her and all on the autism spectrum, this song is their voice I hope, and may help break down the barriers, misconception and ignorance that surrounds autism in the world today and I believe Sam will go on to achieve much more."
The URL to Steven's song is shown below. It is not a link. Copy and paste the link to your browser. https://app.box.com/s/puu9ge83 o2h3ahhn94oqc0k4ho4nemyk
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WELCOME to Autism Sings !
Reid rockin out the stage at the Friends of Autism Walk, April 14th, Wee Care Park DeFuniak Springs. BIG SHOUT outs to the Herrings for the great work they are doing for autism awareness and support in DeFuniak and the surrounding area. And another BIG SHOUT OUT to Johnny C for the great sounds and DJ work. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year!
"Imagine the Possibilities," Reid's debut album, is available for sale!
Check us out on iTunes, CdBaby,Amazon or visit our Music page for more information.
Reid with Casey and Lori at the Rethink Autism Conference hosted by Optimal Rhythms in Evansville, Indiana. Casey is the founder and CEO of Optimal Rhythms and the organizer of the annual two-day conference. Reid provided vocal entertainment for the Conference reception and luncheon. For more information contact office manager Lori at email@example.com or go to www.oprimalrhythms.org.
Reid in the Magnolia Grill kitchen with good friend, community leader, restaurateur, and patriot, Tom Rice.
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Reid just received this in today's mail and he was super excited when he saw it. Thank you Joe Bentry and Donna Graham from Autism Sings Canada for sending this to our guy and making his day!
Anthem Inc. is a proud silver level sponsor of the Rethink Autism Conference. Here Reid poses with new fans from Anthem - Cheryl, Michelle, and Ginny.
Reid Knocking it out of the ballpark on the main stage of the Houston Flywheel Festival, Houston, Mississippi. BIG SHOUT OUT to A&M Audio/Stage/Light for the great sound system support.
Reid on the main stage of the Anchor of Hope Awareness Festival, Forsyth GA. Big Shout out to Executive Director Carrie Owen for inviting Reid to sing at the Festival. Another Big Shout Out to Steve and Debbie Harbin for the great work they are doing with their Foundation. See you next year.
Reid Doing what Reid does best...rocking the Main Stage . What a show! What a venue! Reid opened for John King at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Conyers, GA Saturday March 24th. BIG SHOUT OUTS to Emcee DJ Rob Clark (WLVG,WEZE, WNRB radio) who was absolutely spectacular in keeeping the crowd engaged. As always, Sound Solutions was spot-on with the audio and sound systems. Thanks. BIGGEST SHOUT OUTS go out to Jill , Randy, and Dawn for inviting Reid to return this year and next. Looking forward to 2019!
Reid provided the entertainment for the Bright Horizons Fish Fry Fundraiser at the Destin Elks Lodge. The crowd was awesome and enjoyed the performance. Left to right, Reid pulled his sister out of the crowd and got her to sing along. Gary presented Reid a set of diving fins, goggles, and bag for his diving exploits, and Reid doing what he does best. "Gotta live your life like Reid Soria could call you up to the stage to sing back-up at any time."
Reid at SFEA with Dawn and newest Reidster, Jill, from the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival .
Autism Sings has developed an Autism Awareness program and it is especially designed for schools and students. The program includes Jo Soria, RN, discussing autism and how it may relate to students, discussing how we can learn to reach out to those who may have various differences, encouraging students to try new experiences that will help broaden their horizons, and encouraging students to work hard to overcome obstacles. Included in the program were Reid singing a few relevant songs, and interaction with the students as they sang and danced along with him. Our multimedia presentation includes PowerPoint slides of Reid overcoming his own obstacles and a short video clip of Reid singing and dancing with the Fred Astaire Studio dancers at the Mattie Kelly Arts Theater. Last school year, the Okaloosa School District Title I Office invited Autism Sings to present our program to four schools and invited us back for the current school year (2017-2018). Like the previous presentations, this year's program has met with rave reviews from students and teachers. The goal of our program is to reach a young generation about autism, acceptance, and working hard to realize their dreams. Contact us if you would like to discuss the 45-60 minute program for your school, camp, or event.
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For recording artist, actor, and performer Reid Soria, Autism Sings is the culmination of years spent overcoming the odds. Diagnosed with autism at the age of 3, Reid was never expected to be able to communicate or connect with the world around him. Now 32, Reid has channeled his talents and sheer grit into an unprecedented story of hope. And in finding his own voice, Reid has found a new voice for autism and is communicating and connecting beyond what was once considered possible. Follow the story and become a part of the dream. When words fail, Autism Sings!
--Autism Sings, 2014--
Reid has a very busy schedule!
Monday: Weekly piano lessons Five Smooth Stones Studios, Niceville
Tuesday: Weekly dance lessons at Fred Astaire Studio, FWB
Wednesday: Weekly vocal lessons at Dreamcatchers Studio, Destin
Thursday: Weekly Bowling
As well as regular recurring rehearsals for upcoming performances and musicals.
Confirmed performance schedule below.
See PRESS KIT tab (top of page) for previous Engagements / Bookings.
Numerous previous bookings may be found on the Press Kit Tab
2nd - Destin Healthcare Concert, 2:30 PM, Destin, FL
4th - Guest Appearance with the Village Belles, 2 PM, Harborwalk, Destin, FL
9th - First Baptist Church Seniors Luncheon, 11:30 AM, First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, FL
16th - Bright Horizons SCUBA Fish Fry Fundraiser, 4 PM, Elks Lodge, Destin, FL
27th - Southeast Festivals & Events Association Conference, 1 PM, Murfreesboro, TN
3rd - Riverwalk Arts Festival, 1:30 PM, Milton, FL
6th - Randy Wise and United Bank Special Groundbreaking Ceremony / Fundraiser benefiting the Taylor Haugen Foundation and the Special Forces Association, Chapter VII, 1:30 PM, Mill Creek Farms, Baker, FL
9th - ASPIRE Program, 3:30 PM, Baker School, Baker, FL
17th - Baker Museum Fundraiser, 1:30 PM, Baker FL
24th - Cherry Blossom Festival Main Stage, 2:45 PM, Conyers GA.
30th - ASPIRE Program, 4 PM, Edwins Elementary School, Fort Walton Beach, FL
5th - Santa Rosa FairMain Stage, 6PM, Rodeo Arena National Anthem, 7 PM, Milton, FL
6th - 2018 Rethinking Autism Conference Reception, 5:30 PM, Christian Fellowship Church, Evansville, IN
7th - 2018 Rethinking Autism Conference Lunch entertainment, 11:30 AM, Evansville, IN
13th - ASPIRE Program, 3:30 PM, Elliot Point Elementary School, Fort Walton Beach , FL
14th - Friends of Autism, 11 AM, Wee Care Park, DeFuniak Springs, FL
16th - ASPIRE Program, 4 PM, Wright Elementary School, Wright, FL
21st- Elks Foster Family Day, 10AM - 2PM, Elks Pavilion, Fairchild Road, Crestview, FL
21st - Spring FamJam, 3PM, NWFSC Ampitheater, Niceville, FL
22nd - Senior Prom Benefit, 4 - 7 PM, Watervue, Fort Walton Beach, FL
27th - Houston Flywheel Festival, 5 PM, Chickasaw Development Foundation, Houston, MS
28th - Autism Awareness Festival, Anchor of Hope Foundation, 11 AM, Forsyth, GA
29th - Spartanburg Spring Fling, 3 PM, Spartanburg, SC
12th - Elks Exceptional Children's Day, 10 AM - 2 PM, Elks Pavilion, Crestview, FL
25th - Brookdale Concert, 4PM, Destin, FL
28th - City-wide Memorial Day Ceremony, 11 AM, Beal Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, FL
9th - Elks Foster Family Day, 10 AM - 2 PM, Elks Pavilion, Crestview FL
24th - National Anthem, Montgomery Biscuits MiLB game, 5:05PM, Montgomery, AL
17th - National Anthem, 51st annual FloridaLearns Foundation and PAEC Leadership Conference, 8AM, Sheraton Bay Point Resort, Panama City Beach
23rd - Kids on the Water, Elks Lodge #1795, 12 noon, Okaloosa Island, FL
TBD - Conecuh Evergreen Sausage Festival, TBD, Evergreen, AL
11th - City Veteran's Day Ceremony, 11 AM, Beal Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, FL
10th - Emerald Coast Scuba's Charitable Auction, TBD, Destin, FL
TBD - 38th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, TBD, Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers GA
TBD - Santa Rosa County Fair, TBD, Milton, FL
13th - Friends of Autism Awareness Walk, TBD, Wee Care Park, DeFuniak Springs, FL
27th - Tenth Annual Anchor of Hope Awareness Festival, TBD, Forsyth GA
TBD - Old Spanish Trail Centennial Celebration Reception, TBD, Houston, TX
TBD - Old Spanish Trail Centennial Celebration Reception, TBD, San Antonio TX
Reid and Builder Randy Wise at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Taylor Haugen Foundation / Special Forces Asscociation Fundraiser where Reid sang the National Anthem.
Onstage at the Milton Riverwalk Arts Festival.
Reid with good friend and President of Autism Pensacola, Inc., Susan.